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Bakersfield area has top ‘underwater’ mortgage rate among California’s largest MSAs

Among California’s most populous urban centers, the Bakersfield Metropolitan Statistical Area posted the highest percentage of mortgages that owe at least 25 percent more on their loans than their property is worth, according to a home equity analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Analysis: 69 percent of mortgages in San Mateo County considered ‘equity-rich’

Among California counties, San Mateo, San Francisco and Santa Clara had the highest percentage of property owners with mortgages who have at least 50 percent equity in their homes, according to an analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions looking at home equity at the end of the first quarter.

Analysis: 20 percent of mortgages in Modoc County considered ‘underwater’

Among California counties, Modoc had the highest percentage of property owners with mortgages who owe at least 25 percent more on their loans than their property is worth, according to an analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions looking at home equity at the end of the first quarter.

Consumer watchdog is critical of Sempra Energy's tactics

Consumer watchdog advocate Liza Tucker said Sempra Energy is more aggressive than California’s two other major investor-owned utilities.

Analysis of occupational licensing burdens ranks California No. 3

California ranked third among U.S. states that have burdensome licensing laws for lower-income jobs, according to a report by the Institute for Justice (IJ).

San Diego Climate Action founder suggests alternative to Sempra Energy restructuring

San Diego Climate Action Campaign Founder and Executive Director Nicole Capretz has a suggestion for an alternative approach to a recent restructuring proposal for Sempra Energy.

San Diego attorney believes it's time for 'more accountable form of management' for Sempra Energy

A longtime California attorney said a recent proposal to restructure San Diego-based Sempra Energy is a seemingly necessary move.

Presentation lays out proposed restructuring of Sempra Energy

Elliott Management and Bluescape Resources, both shareholders in Sempra Energy, have urged Sempra's board and CEO Jeff Martin to take up a two-step plan for the natural gas utilities holding the company's future.

Analysis: 41.5 percent of California property owners are ‘equity rich’

In California, owners of more than 3 million properties with mortgages have at least 50 percent equity in their homes, according to an analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions looking at home equity at the end of the first quarter.

Analysis: 4.1 percent of California property owners' mortgages are 'underwater'

In California, owners of 294,521 properties with mortgages owe at least 25 percent more on their loans than their property is worth, according to an analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions looking at home equity at the end of the first quarter.

Analysis: Kern County has the highest foreclosure rate for first quarter

One in 345 properties in Kern County started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the highest foreclosure rate in California, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Analysis: California has the 26th highest foreclosure rate for first quarter

One in 911 properties in California started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Analysis: Kern, Riverside and Placer counties have highest property tax rates in California

With an effective property tax rate of 1.18 percent, Kern County has the highest tax rate among California counties, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property taxes levied on single-family homes.

Analysis: Counties in Virginia, Texas and Missouri pay lowest property tax rate in U.S.

From TX Business Daily

With an effective property tax rate of 0.1 percent, Mecklenburg County in Virginia has the lowest tax rate among U.S. counties, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property taxes levied on single-family homes.

Analysis: Homeowners in Pennsylvania county pay highest property tax rate in U.S.

From Keystone Business News

With an effective property tax rate of 3.99 percent, Westmoreland County in Pennsylvania has the highest tax rate among U.S. counties, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property taxes levied on single-family homes.

Analysis: Homeowners in Pennsylvania metro area pay highest property tax rate in U.S.

From Keystone Business News

With an effective property tax rate of about 3.9 percent, the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre-Hazleton metropolitan area in Pennsylvania has the No. 1 highest tax rate among U.S. cities, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property taxes levied on single-family homes.

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